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Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery

Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.

Annunciation Center 202

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A Moveable Feast: Art, Food and Migration

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A Moveable Feast: Art, Food and Migration

On Display February 13, 2014 through May 4, 2014

In this exhibition, we have selected paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, mixed media collages, videos and installation works where food and its rituals have an even greater multiplicity of meanings and purposes in our contemporary, globally-aware society. The history of the world is one of migration. When people move or travel, they often “take” their cuisine with them, sometimes dreaming of it as Roberto Márquez implies in his work, Map of Mexico. People adopt flavors, sauces, ingredients, spices and beverages from a new locale or entice the natives to enjoy their transferred cuisine as Bette Blank illustrates in a Madison, NJ, restaurant scene, Sushi Palace.

The exhibition, named after a book by Ernest Hemingway, recognizes the allure of other cultures and new experiences, ones that he himself had in France (as visualized by José Pardo), Spain, Cuba and other places which found their way into his writing. This internationalism is reflected in the sophisticated, multi-layered, multi-cultural canvas, Tapas, by José Rodeiro.